So you’re training for a 5K Omelet

So you’re training for a 5K Omelet

So I’ve decided to run a 5K!

After years of telling myself and others that “I can’t/don’t run” I decided to train for a 5K and stick to the plan. 1 week later and a 5 mile run under my belt (…elastic waistband) I’m freaking out slash jumping for joy at how much more food I’ll be able to eat today!! All joking aside – moral of the story here is not to say you can’t until you try… I’d probably be running marathons by now If I hadn’t convinced myself I couldn’t run before ever givin’er a go!

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Side Note: I also recommend using Run Keeper if you’ve decided to train for any type of race or even if you just want to keep track of your progress or runs, Its a great tool/app that helps keep you motivated!

After this run I knew I needed to fuel up fast! Not having much protein in the house, I decided to whip up an omelet and pair it with a whole-wheat english muffin in order to ensure that my muscles were getting all the help they needed to recover

1/2 an english topped with a piece of Marathon Omelette
1/2 an english topped with a piece of the Marathon Omelet

Serves 1 runner

Ingredients:

1 egg

2 egg whites

1 cup of spinach

1/4 cup sliced red onion

1/4 cup diced tomato

pepper

couple light dashes of smoked paprika

Directions

1) beat eggs and egg whites together in a bowl and, if desired, add a tbsp of milk (I use almond milk) to give the eggs that fluffy look and feel

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2) Spray non-stick pan with olive oil spray and heat over medium

3) when pan is hot, add onion and let cook until soft (about 3-5 minutes,) stirring to avoid burning

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4) Once soft and add 1 cup spinach to the pan and allow to wilt (I used frozen spinach so it already had water in it, but if you are using fresh add about 1/4 cup of water and cook until spinach has wilted and water has absorbed

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5) lower heat to med-low, add eggs to pan and quickly stir to make sure everything is nicely mixed.

6) Add tomatoes and cook until eggs have set, about 3-5 minutes

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7) Serve and Enjoy

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I’d love to hear from you! If you have a favorite go-to omelet, please share!

Kristen <3